In Columbus, Nicaragua, it’s not unusual to see midwife Margarita riding her horse on her way to help a mum-to-be in labour. But in an area without access to safe, clean water, reaching remote communities hasn’t been her only challenge.
Every month, Alice used to see her female students vanish from class. They were too ashamed to come to school, because of the lack of water and decent toilets to help them manage their periods. Then one piece of equipment changed everything.
How much do you invest in your community when it’s an illegal settlement that could be pulled down at any time? Ram Rati has dedicated her time, energy and dedication to transforming conditions in Harijan Basti, Delhi – with incredible results.
Keeping a labour ward clean is a challenging task at the best of times – let alone when you don’t have a regular supply of safe water. As a cleaner at Kiomboi hospital in Tanzania, Margaret has gone to extreme lengths to keep mums-to-be and their new babies safe.
Whether it’s new technology or thinking about old problems in a fresh way, innovation helps power up our vision of a world where everybody has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Agnes is one of the first babies to arrive at Kiomboi hospital in Tanzania with safe water – thanks to your amazing support.
Join us as we take a look inside maternity bags around the world – and find out what clean, safe water means to mums-to-be as their due date draws near.
Working at a hospital without enough clean, safe water means Juliana faces impossible decisions, every day.
For a small village like Hamakumo, a safe water supply is the lifeblood of the community – which is why this Zambian community has banded together to make sure it continues to flow.